My husband and I have celebrated New Year’s Eve from home every since we met (maybe that’s because I was pregnant by our first New Year’s together, but that’s another story). We like to sit back in our cozy den and make fun of the obnoxious party-goers out in the street with their loud, hedonistic, battle cries and over-priced cover-charges--they’re the amateurs, we say, as we slip into bed before the ball even drops. The next day, while the green-faced, hung-over crowd scrambles for their greasy breakfasts around town, we’re bushy-tailed, sober, and ready for the day. Ha ha, suckers!
If you have a family, New Year’s Eve is not at the top of the holiday list. To my knowledge, there’s not a better place to ring in the New Year than in your living-room. Just because your not grappling for your cosmo at the bar, pressed up against some wreaking frat boy, doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time with the kids. We’re no Puritans, we’ll have our bottle of vino or champagne, toast in the New Year with the kids and their sparkling juice, then call it a night. Check out some of these rituals from near and far to inspire your family on this New Year’s Eve.
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